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Today's lineups

The Nationals are giving Nyjer Morgan and Adam Dunn -- 0 for his last 8 with six strikeouts -- the day off against left-hander Raul Valdes. The Nationals have their most potent offensive players out of the lineup, but then again a similar lineup scored seven runs the other day. It's also a rare matchup of two Cuban-born starting pitchers.

1. Danny Espinosa, 2B
2. Roger Bernadina, LF
3. Ian Desmond, SS
4. Michael Morse, RF
5. Wilson Ramos, C
6. Alberto Gonzalez, 3B
7. Justin Maxwell, CF
8. Adam Kennedy, 1B
9. Yunesky Maya, SP

1. Angel Pagan, CF
2. Jesus Feliciano, RF
3. David Wright, 3B
4. Ike Davis, 1B
5. Lucas Duda, LF
6. Juaquin Arias, 2B
7. Josh Thole, C
8. Ruben Tejada, SS
9. Raul Valdes, SP

By Adam Kilgore  | October 2, 2010; 10:41 AM ET
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Nice lineups. Bet tickets are flying off stub hub for this one.

Posted by: SCNatsFan | October 2, 2010 10:48 AM | Report abuse

How must Kennedy feel, batting 8th behind 4-RBI Gonzo and that old blues singer, Blind Squirrel Maxwell?

Posted by: CapPeterson1 | October 2, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

You should know by now that Riggleman has to split up those LH hitters against a LHSP; so he puts them at #2, #8, & two others on the bench, along with Harris. And putting 'pop-gun' AGonz behind Morse & Ramos will give him RISP chances, right?

Posted by: BinM | October 2, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

According to Ladson, Riggs says his biggest regret this year was not getting more playing time for Adam Kennedy.

That's his biggest regret?!

Suggesting that a more finely honed Adam Kennedy would have made a significant difference shows once again the idiocy of one Jim Riggleman.

Posted by: swanni | October 2, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

More appropriate regrets for Riggleman:

* Putting Morse in cold storage for 2/3rds of the season;
* Putting Desmond eighth for 2/3rds of the season;
* Nyjer - too many examples for limited space
* clipperd -- overworking him early in the season
* Overusing the double switch, leaving the team in poor hitting situations (ask Bobby cox for elaboration)

Posted by: swanni | October 2, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

More regrets:

* sacrificing team's chances of winning to try to get Willie Harris "going."
* not giving Batista more starting opportunities
* Batting low OBPers Nyjer and Guzman 1-2 for 2/3rds of season

Posted by: swanni | October 2, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Maybe that's just his way of saying "I wish we'd gotten rid of Guzman sooner".
According to Ladson, Riggs says his biggest regret this year was not getting more playing time for Adam Kennedy.

Posted by: BinM | October 2, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Ladson's biggest regret of the season was when Strasburg didn't get assigned to Potomac - He missed out on all the "Belly-Buster" days this year at the Phitz.

Posted by: BinM | October 2, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse


At least Riggleman has regrets - Acta would probably have said "I've got nothing to regret, because I'm always looking forward".

Posted by: BinM | October 2, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

I thought the season was over for the Potomac Natinals? This is Nats Town!

Posted by: jwing14 | October 2, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

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